NEWS & UPDATES
Last Reminder: State of the City Tomorrow, March 9
Hope to see you at my final State of the City Address tomorrow, March 9th at City Hall, 515 North Avenue. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the speech begins at 7:30pm. Please join community leaders, neighbors, colleagues, and friends as we reflect on New Rochelle’s challenges, opportunities, and progress.
Upcoming Flood Analysis Meetings
New Rochelle invites residents and business owners impacted by severe or chronic flooding to attend one of six meetings in March and April, during which the City’s consultants will share and receive information about ongoing flood analysis and mitigation efforts. Details in this press release. Or visit www.newrochelleny.com/flooding for background and a watershed map.
Three Years Later
A moving retrospective from News12, marking the third anniversary of New Rochelle’s wrenching experience as an early epicenter of the COVID pandemic. I remain deeply grateful for our community’s strength and resilience in the face of an unprecedented challenge. Watch here.
Reminder: State of the City on March 9
Please join me for my final State of the City Address at City Hall on Thursday, March 9. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the speech begins at 7:30pm. This will be our first in-person State of the City since the pandemic. I am excited to report on the notable achievements of the past year, reflect on the larger generational progress of New Rochelle, and look ahead to our community’s next chapter. Hope to see you there.
Support Local Restaurants
Support local restaurants from March 10 through 17 — the Downtown BID’s Restaurant Appreciation Week. More than a dozen eateries are offering specials. A great opportunity to taste some of New Rochelle’s best. More here.
Hochul in Westchester Advances Housing Goals
Honored to join @RyeGSL, @MayorMikeSpano, and @wpmayorroach in welcoming @GovKathyHochul to Westchester. In a roundtable discussion, we shared with the Governor our local experiences fostering housing growth, which serve as powerful models for statewide action. The Governor deserves great credit for proposing an ambitious housing compact with big economic and environmental benefits for all New Yorkers.
Boys and Girls Club Seeks Support
For more than 90 years, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle has nurtured academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good citizenship for every young person who walks through its doors, while serving as a vital partner to the City government and School District. This invaluable community resource is about to embark on an exciting new chapter, with the opening this September of a state-of-the-art Remington Clubhouse.
The new Remington is the most significant youth development facility built in New Rochelle in two generations and a cornerstone of the larger revival of Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood. Nearly twice the size of the old building, it will allow the club to serve more than 700 members and significantly expand its positive impact. Local kids and teens will benefit from a nurturing, safe environment equipped with learning centers, a gym, basketball court, music/podcast studio, teen room/lounge, STEAM room, cafeteria, and more.
Construction of the new clubhouse was funded primarily through a development agreement encompassing nearby housing, and the Club’s leadership has successfully pursued both private and public contributions, including City support. Even so, the Club still aims to raise an additional $1 million this year to equip and open the clubhouse on time, plus an additional $4 million during the next several years to provide for future programming and maintenance and Remington, and for the Club’s growth overall.
Please consider investing in Remington and in a stronger New Rochelle for us all. Learn more at https://bgcnr.org/the-new-remington-building/.
Thank You, Artists
I am so grateful to the New Rochelle Art Association for loaning about twenty outstanding works of art to the mayor’s office at City Hall. We began this practice shortly after I took office — since then, the Art Association has swapped in new pieces every year or two. For me, of course, it is a pleasure to be surrounded by wonderful artwork, but, even more importantly, I am able to showcase local talent for visitors from far and wide.
New Ro Offers Summer Jobs
Teens and young adults can apply for summer jobs through the New Rochelle Youth Bureau. Each program operates 20 or 25 hours per week for six weeks during July and August and pays $15.00 per hour. Applications are available at www.newrochelleny.com/youthjobs. More information in this press release, or call the Youth Bureau with questions at 914-654-2045.
State of the City on March 9
You are invited to the 2023 State of the City Address at City Hall on Thursday, March 9. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the speech beginning at 7:30pm. This will be our first in-person State of the City since the pandemic and also, of course, my final address as mayor. I am excited to report on the notable achievements of the past year, reflect on the larger generational progress of New Rochelle, and look ahead to our community’s next chapter. Please join me.